Drive about an hour out of Tirana to visit the medieval town of Kruja. On the side of a hill at the foot of limestone peaks, the citadel of Kruja looks down on the town. From here, in 1450, the charismatic leader Skanderbeg and his small hand-picked army defeated the Ottoman Sultan Marad II’s army of 100,000. Visit the restored castle and citadel, with its Skanderbeg Museum and bazaar.
PUBLISHED: July 22, 2013